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4 Tips to recruit and retain skilled manufacturing talent

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It’s that time again. You have openings on your floor to fill. And to make matters worse, one of your largest customers is ramping up their production, which means you need all the skilled labor you can get. Needing help is a good sign because it means you’re busy. However, if you’re like most shops,… Reads more »

The 5 Biggest Reasons Why Your Shop is Losing Money

Ernest Hemingway once wrote about losing money that it, “happens at first very gradually, and then all at once.” If you run a shop that’s losing money, you probably know what he meant. Small losses slowly accumulate, turning into big losses. Eventually, there’s nothing left to lose. Far too many shop owners get stuck in… Reads more »

The road to ISO certification: Documentation – Part 2/5

Welcome back to our five-part series on ISO certification. In Part One, we talked about on-site training and how important it is to starting the certification process on the right foot. In future parts of this series, we’ll talk about internal audits, your certification audit, and how to keep your certification. If you can’t wait… Reads more »

Machine shop software enables employees to track production

Implementing a robust machine shop software solution offers many benefits to small and mid-sized manufacturing and fabrication shops. Foremost among these benefits is the ability to track production every step of the way. A quality shop management software package – for machine shops or any job shop – can be customized to meet the specific requirements of… Reads more »

Manufacturers use CRM software to build strong bonds with clients

For a manufacturing company any enterprise for that matter, controlling waste is always a top priority. During periods when the economy is sluggish, there is an even greater need to streamline processes and find ways to mitigate or eliminate value-diminishing activities. Waste does not only result from the misuse or disorganization in the handling of… Reads more »

The importance of expert (and accessible) support

As technology becomes more prominent in our personal and professional lives, our reliance on technical support also continues to increase. In the business world, with all the similarities existing between the many enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages available, it is often the support aspect that makes the difference in which program a company chooses… Reads more »

Shop management software and the job-tracking benefits of RFID

With an ever-discerning eye on the bottom line, more emphasis is being placed on the need for manufacturing entities to exercise frugality in their practices. For this reason, numerous manufacturing enterprises have turned to manufacturing software and scanning technologies to streamline processes and optimize production efficiencies. Today’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications minimize the waste… Reads more »